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Names to go with a bloody awful surname!

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SheWillBeLoved Sun 07-Dec-08 20:10:18

Okay there are worse.. but any nice, pretty, delicate names that I pick, are slightly ruined by the surname 'Savage'.. shock

No idea what babs is yet, so open to boy or girl name suggestions! Good luck grin

Tee2072 Sun 07-Dec-08 20:11:44

I know someone called Ian Savage, I thought that was nice together.

Hulababy Sun 07-Dec-08 20:12:04

I would just go ffor the pretty names, along with a nice middle name and not worry too much about the surname. Savage isn't too bad TBH. I would just avoid anything too hardsh, as the surname is a harsh sounding name as it is.

Or something traditional such as Charles, Edward, Matilda, etc.

storkycake Sun 07-Dec-08 20:12:17

don't choose lily whatever you do.

skidoodle Sun 07-Dec-08 20:14:20



Something pretty but plain maybe?

Savage is not that bad once you get used to's quite common where I'm from

No chance of using your surname?

SheWillBeLoved Sun 07-Dec-08 20:22:21

Mine is just as bad and after a lifetime of people mispronouncing it - I couldn't bring myself to do it grin

I know Savage is not that bad, it goes with some names. . it just sounds very harsh as Hulababy said and so doesn't flow too well with names that i've suggested.

I also know that the more traditional names are fashionable right now, but I don't quite think that I could call my child something so traditional that it almost sounds odd that such a young person is called that iykwim blush

harpomarx Sun 07-Dec-08 20:32:28

Perhaps if you chose an alliterative name it would soften the surname?


Serena Savage
Sally Savage
Susie Savage
Rosie Savage

Sean Savage

etc etc

though personally I don't think it's a bad surname at all, quite dashing in fact!

Beauregard Sun 07-Dec-08 20:35:13


SnowballsintheSky Sun 07-Dec-08 20:38:52

I was expecting your name to be Arsewipe or something

mooseloose Sun 07-Dec-08 20:41:02

I don't think its a problem name at all. I would have thought most names would go with it. If it were my name i don't think I would be worried...

SheWillBeLoved Sun 07-Dec-08 20:42:20

You think so Harpo? I just think it sounds so mean and "grrr".. blush

I've always liked Evie or Gracie for a girl, and Elliot for a boy but when I say them out loud, it just doesn't fit?

controlfreakyhohohohohohoho Sun 07-Dec-08 20:43:41

i knew a lovely siobahn savage.... agree re the aliteration idea....


..... you get the idea....

skidoodle Sun 07-Dec-08 20:43:46

no, not sally savage. For some reason that has me LOL

and not fred savage either

SheWillBeLoved Sun 07-Dec-08 20:44:06

I feel awful now blush I know it's not a terrible name, I know of worse, it's just terrible to me as it's ruining the names i've had on my "childrens name list" that i've had since I was 15 grin

Anna8888 Sun 07-Dec-08 20:44:44

Savage is a great surname - it has personality smile.

So you need a name with lots of personality to carry it off. Don't go for something in the top 100.

I would go for something long - Cassandra?

controlfreakyhohohohohohoho Sun 07-Dec-08 20:45:05

well you really should have thought of that before you agreed to change your name.....

harpomarx Sun 07-Dec-08 20:45:41

ok, sally savage not great... now I'm LOLing too. Smacks of porn name....

maybe ditch the alliteration thing!

chequersandroastedchestnuts Sun 07-Dec-08 20:45:43

Clara Savage?

skidoodle Sun 07-Dec-08 20:48:47

actually not sure why I said no fred savage. I was thinking of fred off corrie, but he's elliot

MrsGokWan Sun 07-Dec-08 20:48:50


pooka Sun 07-Dec-08 20:49:04

Lucy Savage?

Could you do a hyacinth and call yourself "sav-ahge" like a posh gar-ahge? grin

Or change names to Sauvage. wink

I can think of far worse names. But do agree that it sounds a little bit grr.

LiberalIdleOlogy Sun 07-Dec-08 20:51:14

Go for as many syllables as you can. People are then likely to have lost interest before reaching the surname (which is really not so bad by the way).

wastingmyeducation Sun 07-Dec-08 20:51:29

I think Elliot Savage is nice. Dr. Elliot Savage, yeah that has a nice ring to it!

chequersandroastedchestnuts Sun 07-Dec-08 20:52:16

Isn't Fred Savage the little guy off the Wonder Years?

chequersandroastedchestnuts Sun 07-Dec-08 20:53:16

Fred Savage

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